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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 13, 2009 4:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead/Baseball Connection

Its pretty obvious Weir is a big Baseball fan!

In '85 he dusted off Kansas City at the Fox after the Royals won the World Series...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1985-10-28.sbd.miller.77370.sbeok.flac16

There must be plenty more references to America's pastime over the years?

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Poster: estimatedpagans Date: Oct 13, 2009 6:17pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead/Baseball Connection

There's a show at the Garden in New York, 1980, just after the Phillies won their first World Series, when Weir says something like "How 'bout those lucky Phillies?" It's greeted with a collective yawn from the New Yawkers. They also broke out California Earthquake at the Spectrum in '89 just after the quake (10/17) disrupted the Giants-A's series that year. I'll definitely be listening to that TDIH next week, as the old "Rectum" is in its final days.

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Poster: Estimated Pete Date: Oct 14, 2009 3:45am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead/Baseball Connection

10/09/83- Right when they start playing the Baby Blue encore Bobby says, "This one's for the Dodgers".
The Dodgers lost to the Phillies in the NLCS that year.

Check out the new Fall '83 sources from chasingwilma. Not too shabby.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-10-09.fob.atm11.chasingwilma.101937.sbeok.flac16

This post was modified by Estimated Pete on 2009-10-14 10:45:13

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Poster: elbow1126 Date: Oct 13, 2009 6:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead/Baseball Connection

I seem to recall a show where Bill Graham introduces Bob as the "the dirtiest softball player."

This post was modified by elbow1126 on 2009-10-14 01:43:48

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Poster: amosearle Date: Oct 14, 2009 6:27am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead/Baseball Connection

THanks for the link. Glad to see an "upgrade" of that show.
Those two nights were a great time. I also remember getting pretty entertained "camping" out at the Fox weeks before when tickets went on sale.

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Poster: SkyDawg Date: Oct 13, 2009 5:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead/Baseball Connection

Bob Weir had planned at one time to do work on a project, a play or something, about the life of pitcher Satchel Paige.

Another time the band waited for a ballgame to end was on 10/17/78 when Phil Lesh announces before the show that the Yankees had just defeated arch Giants rival the Dodgers in the 1978 World Series "about two minutes ago".

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1978-10-17.sbd.miller.89257.sbeok.flac16

This post was modified by SkyDawg on 2009-10-14 00:50:00

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Poster: edgehead 2 Date: Oct 13, 2009 6:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead/Baseball Connection

Ya...i think he had a talk with Paul Simon about that Satchel Paige play....

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Oct 13, 2009 4:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead/Baseball Connection

The proudest moment of the steroids era.

Grateful Dead Rocking the National Anthem

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MH8ObibNCoo

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Poster: banditos33 Date: Oct 13, 2009 4:32pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead/Baseball Connection

Thanks EARL

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Oct 14, 2009 9:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead/Baseball Connection

My old tape of the Roosevelt Stadium Show from August 1974 (DP 31) has a great baseball quote - How come all you people here aren't at the Met's game - from jerry to which Bobby responds - yea, your mets need you and where are you, you're here - pretty funny stuff...

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Oct 14, 2009 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead/Baseball Connection

The earliest Baseball reference I found was from 1969.

Obviously cogniscent of the baseball fever gripping NYC at that time as the Mets clinched the National League penant, the band tuned Take Me Out To The Ballgame at the Cafe au Go-Go...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-09-30.aud.early.hollister.80.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: verylazylightning Date: Mar 31, 2010 8:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Grateful Dead/Baseball Connection

Capt. Cook wrote:
"My old tape of the Roosevelt Stadium Show from August 1974 (DP 31) has a great baseball quote - How come all you people here aren't at the Met's game - from jerry to which Bobby responds - yea, your mets need you and where are you, you're here - pretty funny stuff..."

Cool, that's the show all right. The tape I mentioned had
some other wisecracks that were only semi-audible, the
words Canada and Toronto being the only really comprehensible words.
Thanks very much. Pretty funny stuff, indeed. Loved that old-timey stage banter. Bob's atrocious joke about the
hunter with the deer on his shoulder is only slightly more
tolerable than his legendary yellow-dog-alligator story.

If you listen to the start of DP 25, you can hear Jerry in
the background saying," I've had enough of your shit, asshole, I'm not going to play anymore..." But he did and
the boys turned out a truly kick-ass, if somewhat inebriated show.